art shows, Bracelets, Brooches, Earrings, Gemstones, Jewelry, Jewelry making, Necklaces, Rings

I’m embarrassed at how long it’s been since my last instalment here! The thing is, there never seem to be enough hours in the day or days in the week. I spend every spare moment creating jewelry – as the saying goes, “makers gonna make”. It really is addictive, and there are always many projects and designs in the making.

This past summer’s festival season was incredible, including two biggies in Toronto – the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in early July, then the Cabbagetown Art & Crafts show in early September. Such fun, great sales and wonderful feedback! I’m going to be in Montreal next weekend at the Westmount Artisans show at Victoria Hall, 4626, Sherbrooke O. Westmount. Hours are 10:30 – 5, both Nov. 12 and 13. If you’re in the neighbourhood, come and say hi!

In the meantime, here are some photos of new pieces:



Countdown to Valentine’s Day

art shows, red gemstones

It’s already February and we’re neck-deep in snow here in Quebec, but the days are getting longer, and it’s less than a week until Valentine’s Day! In anticipation, I’ve had romance and the color red on the brain. In my studio, it’s inspired certain Valentine’s-themed pieces, while others are built around luscious gemstones from my growing collection. I’m also offering free shipping for $100+ orders until the 14th. Just use coupon code “SHIP100” when checking out.

Here’s a small sampling of some recent (mostly red!) additions to my shop:

Guadalupe Poppy Jasper & Sterling Ring

Guadalupe Poppy Jasper & Sterling Ring

Mixed Metals Copper Heart Drop Earrings

Mixed Metals Copper Heart Drop Earrings

Sterling "Diamond" Studs

Sterling “Diamond” Studs

Gemstone & Sterling Brooch, Shawl Pin

Gemstone & Sterling Brooch, Shawl Pin

Faceted Garnet & Sterling Ring

Faceted Garnet & Sterling Ring

Wha??? Where has summer gone?!

art shows, Earrings, Jewelry, Rings

Busy times….Why does summer always seem to race by? Around here, in the country, most activity seems to get crammed into the two short, hot months of the year, so it ends up being a bit of a blur.

Have done two great arts festivals so far since June, and am busily prepping for the next BIG one: the Cabbagetown Art and Crafts Sale in Toronto on Sept. 5-7. It’s a whole lot bigger than the last two and I’m working to create as much as possible before then!

Here are a few recent pieces I’ve added:

Kyanite & sterling earrings

Kyanite & sterling earrings

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Mystic topaz & sterling

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Ocean jasper & sterling

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Copper anticlastic earrings

Arts festival in full swing

art shows, Jewelry, Jewelry making

I’m now mid-way through the second arts festival of the summer – this one is Festival des arts Georgeville – Fitch Bay, here in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. My booth is in the Mairie (town hall) in Fitch Bay, a lovely former church, then dance hall, with gorgeous honey-toned aged wooden walls. The wooden backdrop for the paintings being shown there is incredible and really makes the art pop! My co-artists are wonderful and we’re having lots of laughs as we get to know each other. 

If you find yourself in the neighbourhood, do drop by! There’s another site in Fitch Bay and three more in Georgeville, so it makes for a great drive.

Here are some of the pieces I have there:

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